Sixteen Nominated for Zonta’s Women in Service Celebration Tickets Now Available for Supporters

by | Feb 21, 2018 | Community

Sixteen outstanding community volunteers have been nominated by local non-profit organizations to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, and tickets are now available for members of the nominating organization or friends of the nominees who would like to attend in support of the honorees. Nominees themselves are guests of Zonta at the event.
This year’s nominees, and the organization which nominated each of them, include Gayle Abril Nolet, Assistance League; Susan Beesley, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation; Nancy Butler, Thank-A-Vet Golf; Tess Carlos-Miku, SCV Senior Center; Robin Clough, American Association of University Women; Nancy Coulter, American Cancer Society; Shauna Criner, SCV JC International; and Suzanne Duncombe, Domestic Violence Center of SCV.
Also, Lisa Eichman, WiSH Education Foundation; Holly Hanlin, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary; Laura Kirchhoff, Circle of Hope; Kim Kurowski, Soroptimist International SCV; Lorraine Murphy, SCV Rotary Club; Liuvia Partida, Boys & Girls Club of SCV; Sheryl Schultz, Straightening Reins Foundation; and Penny Upton, SCV Safe Rides.
The March 24 event includes a buffet brunch, prize drawings, a marketplace featuring vendors whose merchandise supports women’s causes, and presentation of all 16 nominees and their nominating organizations. At the end of the program, one of the honorees will be named the 2018 Carmen Sarro Community Service Award winner, representing outstanding service to her organization, to the community as a whole, and to Zonta’s goal of improving the lives of women and girls.
The award is named for Carmen Sarro, a longtime Zonta member whose wide range of community service epitomized the well-rounded community volunteer. Her daughter, Zontian Christine Sexton, will make the presentation in honor of her late mother.
Tickets to the event are $45 per person if postmarked and paid before March 5, and $50 thereafter; March 12 is the final reservation deadline. Actual nominees are guests of Zonta. Payment can be made online at or by a check made payable to Zonta Club of SCV Foundation and mailed to event co-chair Mary Ree at the address on the reservation form. Further information can be obtained on the Zonta website at




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